Huehuetenango Depairtment

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Huehuetenango
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Depairtment o Huehuetenango
Coordinates: 15°18′51″N 91°28′33″W / 15.31417°N 91.47583°W / 15.31417; -91.47583
Kintra Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Depairtment Huehuetenango Flag with Coat.pngHuehuetenango
Caipital Huehuetenango
Municipalities 31
Government
 • Type Depaortmental
Area
 • Depairtment 7,403 km2 (2,858 sq mi)
Highest elevation 3,352 m (10,997 ft)
Lowest elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (Census 2002)[1]
 • Depairtment 846,544
 • Urban 192,099
 • Ethnicities Mam, Q'anjob'al, Chuj, Jakaltek, Tektik, Awakatek, Chalchitek, Akatek, K'iche, Ladino
 • Religions Roman Catholicism, Evangelicalism, Maya
Time zone -6

Huehuetenango is ane o the 22 depairtments o Guatemala. It is situatit in the wastren heichlands an shares borders wi México in the north an wast; wi El Quiché in the east, wi Totonicapán, Quetzaltenango, an San Marcos tae the sooth. The caipital is the ceety o Huehuetenango.[2]

Huehuetenango's ethnic composition is ane o the maist diverse in Guatemala. While the Mam are predominant in the depairtment, ither Maya groups are the Q'anjob'al, Chuj, Jakaltek, Tektik, Awakatek, Chalchitek, Akatek an K'iche'. Each of these nine Maya ethnic groups speaks their awn leid.[3][4]

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The depairtment o Huehuetenango taks its name frae the ceety o the same name, which serves as the depairtmental caipital. The name is derivit frae the Nahuatl leid o central Mexico, given bi the indigenous allees o the Spainyie conquistadors durin the Spainyie Conquest o Guatemala. It is uisually said tae mean "place o the elders" but mey be a corruption o "place o the ahuehuete trees".[5]

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  1. "XI Censo Nacional de Poblacion y VI de Habitación (Censo 2002)". INE. 2002. 
  2. ITMB 2005.
  3. "Departamentos de Guatemala - Huehuetenango". Servicio de Información Municipal (SIM). Retrieved 2008. . Rouanet et al 1992, pp.4-5. Rodríguez L., p.v. Díaz Camposeco et al 2008, pp.17, 19.
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named EthnologueAkateko
  5. Rouanet et al 1992, p.2.

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